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HI-FI Grand Reopening January 20th

Live music venue HI-FI, located in the popular Fountain Square neighborhood of Indianapolis, will re-open to the public on Friday, January 20 with a fresh look and expanded performance space increasing the venue capacity to 400 people. Indianapolis native Otis Gibbs will headline the grand reopening, beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $13 in advance ($15 at the door), available via Ticketfly or here.

The 30-day transformation, which included acquiring the space formerly occupied by local art gallery iMOCA, will accommodate the increase in both visitors and touring artists. With the new venue size, the HI-FI is now able to attract larger acts and provide a desirable mid-sized event space while continuing to grow with a neighborhood known for its art and music culture.

The growth will create an enhanced experience for visitors and artists with a dedicated artist green room, an expansive stage, new restroom facilities, a dedicated box office, additional seating, and upgraded sound and lighting systems.

“Our focus has always been on creating amazing live music experiences,” says HI-FI owner Josh Baker. “This expansion will allow us to hone in some key elements of that experience for our fans. With our focus on artist development, our expanded space will maintain its scalability allow us to expand and contract to suit a wide range of shows and artists including general admission and seated events.”

“A room this size will fill a void in the Indy market and provide a good proving ground for bands looking to grow into Indy’s bigger rooms, like The Vogue,” said Jason King, Entertainment Manager at The Vogue and owner of IndyMoJo Presents.

HI-FI has been on a growth trajectory since opening its doors in 2014. The venue has averaged 160 shows annually and will have hosted more than 500 shows over the past three years. Shows are constantly being added to the ever-growing schedule.

HI-FI 2017 Winter – Spring Schedule

January 20 – Opening Night | Otis Gibbs w/ Amy Lashley

January 21 – The Tillers

January 24 – Joan of Arc

January 27 – Mike Adams At His Honest Weight

January 28 – Gangstagrass

January 29 – Rainbow Kitten Surprise

February 1 – Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Dead Horses

February 2 – Wayne Hancock

February 3 – Free First Friday w/ Metavari

February 4 – Corey Cox

February 9 – Myzica

February 13 – Busty & The Bass

February 14 – The Marcus King Band

February 16 – K.FLAY

February 17 – Jay Brookinz Battle League

February 18 – Opposites Attract w/ moxxie, The Stampede String Band

February 24 – An Evening with Chamber Music

February 25 – Old Shoe & The Schwag feat. Allie Kral

March 4 – 2nd Annual Random Band Challenge

March 5 – Mickey Avalon

March 6 – The Wild Reeds


March 10 – Bollywood Bhangra w/ DJ Kyle Long

March 13 – Eisley

March 15 – Elizabeth Cook

March 16 – Agent Orange, The Queers, Guttermouth

March 17 – The Reverend Peyton’s Bid Damn Band CD Release Party

March 24 – Andy Suzuki & The Method Record Release

April 5 – Margo Price

April 6 – Tom Waits Tribute

April 8 – Saint Aubin, Joshua Powell and the Great Train Robbery

April 14 – TAUK

April 29 – The Easthills – 5th Anniversary Concert Celebration

May 3 – Eilen Jewell

May 21 – Oddisee & Good Company

April 27 – Bollywood Bhangra w/ DJ Kyle Long

For more information about Hi-Fi and its concert schedule, please visit hifiindy.com.

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Keith Urban to Headline Firestone Legends Day Concert on May 27

Four-time Grammy winner Keith Urban will headline the annual Firestone Legends Day Concert on Saturday, May 27, the day before the 101st Indy 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. Tickets go on-sale Monday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. with a pre-sale for current 2017 IMS ticketholders taking place at an earlier date.

Urban’s songs have reached the top of the charts 21 times, most recently with current smash hit “Blue Ain’t Your Color.” Urban has recorded eight studio albums and is the first male Country artist to debut atop the all-genre charts in the U.S., Canada and Australia. He’s won both a People’s Choice Award and an American Music Award and has been nominated for a Golden Globe. He’s also won eleven Academy of Country Music Awards, has had five consecutive platinum or multi-platinum albums and is a member of the famed Grand Ole Opry.

“Firestone Legends Day has become an awesome way to celebrate the night before the Indianapolis 500 each year and having Keith Urban headline this year’s concert is going to be fantastic,” said IMS President J. Douglas Boles. “Keith’s many chart-topping Billboard hits, along with his appreciation for racing, will give thousands of spectators a can’t miss show to help celebrate the 101st Indy 500 Race Weekend.”

“The Firestone Legends Day concert has become a much anticipated Indianapolis 500 tradition, and we are excited to partner with the Speedway to bring superstar Keith Urban to the IMS stage,” said Philip Dobbs, chief marketing officer, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “This event gives us the perfect platform to showcase the hard work and trusted dependability that make up the Firestone brand, and it allows us to connect with passionate country music fans in an engaging way.”

Dustin Lynch and Clayton Anderson will be special guests and fill out the full lineup.

General admission tickets for the concert start at $40 and access to the Firestone Concert Pit near the front of the stage is set for $75. Prices will increase closer to the concert date. For tickets and additional information, please visit www.ims.com or call (800) 822-INDY. Children 3 and under are free to the concert.

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Green Day’s ‘Revolution Radio Summer Tour’ in Indy August 16, 2017

Grammy® Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Green Day today announced the Revolution Radio summer tour, kicking off on August 1st in Auburn, WA and hitting amphitheaters, stadiums, and arenas across the country including a date at Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. UK based band Catfish and the Bottlemen will support all dates. As part of the run, the band will also perform for the first time at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA. Dates and on-sale information for those shows will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Presale tickets will be available to Idiot Nation members on Tuesday, January 10th at 10:00 AM EST.

Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, January 13th. VIP packages will be available for all dates.

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Hoosier Lottery’s Holiday Magic 2nd Chance Entry Extended

Due to the increased traffic to the Hoosier Lottery website, we have extended the deadline for the upcoming Holiday Magic 2nd Chance promotion. The entry deadline for drawing #2 has been extended to January 29, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET, and the drawing will be held on (or about) February 1, 2017.

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Poet Lucie Brock-Broido Cancels January 31st Butler Appearance

Poet Lucie Brock-Broido, who was scheduled to speak at Butler University on Tuesday, January 31 as part of the Spring 2017 Visiting Writers Series, has been canceled.

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PSA: IMPD reminds residents not to discharge weapons into the air

As area residents prepare to celebrate the New Year, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) reminds residents of the dangers associated with firing a weapon into the air.  This dangerous and illegal action can cause serious or fatal injury and lead to possible arrest and prosecution. IMPD traditionally responds to several calls for service involving shots fired on New Year’s Eve.

A bullet fired into the air can ascend a mile or more in the air. Smaller caliber ammunition can fall at a rate of 300 feet per second and larger caliber ammunition can fall at a rate of 500 feet per second.  A rate of 150 to 170 feet per second can penetrate the human skin, while a velocity of 200 feet per second is sufficient to penetrate the human skull.

If arrested for firing a weapon, you could face a charge of Criminal Recklessness – a level 6 felony punishable by six months up to two and a half years in jail, and a potential fine of up to $10,000.

If you see someone firing a weapon, you’re urged to call 9-1-1.

IMPD looks forward to 2017 and urges everyone to celebrate the New Year with a sense of responsibility for their neighbors, and remember what goes up must come down.

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Google PixelXL Video Test in the Snow

Today we test the Google PixelXL video and audio in the snow!

This is straight camera footage, no filters, correction or clean up. This uses the front facing camera, with audio coming in from behind the camera.

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3 Simple Snow Survival Tips

On December 13, 2016 we saw the 1st snow that stuck on the south side of Indianapolis. Due to this, we pulled out our 3 simple snow survival tips for those who may have forgotten.

3 Simple Snow Survival Tips

  1. Stock Up On Groceries Beforehand
  2. Stay Inside
  3. Go Back Outside When It’s Above Freezing & Dry

And as they say, if you don’t like the weather in Indiana, wait 5 minutes.

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Ultimate Showdown Review

We review the Ultimate Showdown game from R&R Games.

From the 2016 Holiday Gift Guide: naptownbuzz.com/guides/2016-holiday/ultimate-showdown/

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Lotus Card Game Review

We review the card game Lotus from Renegade Games.

From the 2016 Holiday Gift Guide: naptownbuzz.com/guides/2016-holiday/lotus/

Watch the Lotus demo from Gen Con 2016

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